UCL European Institute


Does Britain have a Future in the EU?

07 September 2012–23 October 2012, 5:00 pm–8:00 pm

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Open to


 23 October 2012

23 Oct 2012, 6.00-8.00pm

Anatomy G04 Gavin de Beer LT
Medical Sciences & Anatomy Building
University College London
Gower Street, WC1E 6BT

No registration required

This event will be followed by a reception in the Print Room Cafe

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In the context of growing political and economic union in the eurozone, what will Britain's role be on the continent? Should there be a referendum on Britain's future in the EU? Can we overcome the intense partisanship surrounding Britain's membership?

Britain's relationship with the rest of Europe is a matter of fundamental national importance, yet it is frequently used as a political football in domestic politics. How sustainable is this approach, and what ramifications might it have? Our debate will seek to promote a genuine cross-party dialogue that goes beyond partisan point scoring. It will aim to investigate the possibility of cross-party cooperation on Britain's EU policy, and explore the nature of British involvement in the European project at large. 


  • Robert Buckland MP: Co-Chairman of the All Party Parliamentary Group on the EU)
  • Emma Reynolds MP: Labour Shadow Minister for Europe
  • Martin Horwood MP: Co-Chair of the Liberal Democrat Parliamentary Committee on International Affairs)
  • Olaf Cramme: Director of Policy Network

Chairs: Kira Huju (Chair, YEM London) and John Wastnage (Chair, YEM UK)

To make the first step in overcoming party-political divides and as a symbol of potential cooperation, this event is jointly brought to you by the Young European Movement London, London Liberal Youth, the Young Conservative Europe Group, Compass Youth and the UCLU European Society.

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With the support of the Lifelong Learning Programme of the European Union.